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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 6 days 10 hours ago #24499

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Knowing marketing tactics, the physiology behind it, the research, and being around the vendor block a few times; I noticed this from day one. It could also be a case of fanboyism.
Honesty keeps customers, marketing just reals em in.
I have honestly not been to impressed with Gia's (ethobotonicals) product/price range as much as I am impressed in their marketing.
Each to there own, just my opinion.

Who do you recommend for me to try. Ill order from them assuming their prices are fair and report back.
You know I will give you the benefit of the doubt and entertain the topic a bit further, shit happens.
If you are a Gia affiliate then you know who herbal RVA is and I'll drop that finger pointing part of this thread for democratic purposes.

My main stay has been herbal RVA since may of 2017. I was skeptical at first but after realizing how much he moves I can understand how he can have the low prices and provide quality. I took the plunge and haven't really gone back other than to spread my wealth around the community.

He has his own reddit page now www.reddit.com/r/HerbalRVA/ which makes the reviewing available in real time. The link is not to his sales site, this is the review/questions/feedback forum. He got shilled out of R/kratom, instead of ruining him, it turned his business into possibly the most competitive on the market atm and shows no sign of slowing down. (Same thing practically happened to Re-leaf LLC) A blessing in disguise as they say.
On the forum You can see a good consensus on what people think about each batch. He uses batch numbers which also helps tremendously. He is active on the forum and keeps people up to date on what is going on. I have seen some complain, which is rare and I have seen him replie for them to email him and he replaced the package free of charge. I get the impression the warm feeling of helping others is what matters to him most.
He has some of the best greens out there and recently yellows. The Reds have been ok (for me and great for others) and he has worked hard remedying that and he is currently carrying Kratom Asia strains now and they have been a lovely addition.
One down side is you have to be vigilant because a ton of certain strains will sell out in under two weeks. The premium maeng da is the strain he is most known for. Yellow Indo would be the next one. I also suspect some vendors just buy from him and do a 30% mark up if hes going through that much so quickly. That is a hair over 900 kilos of one strain with a known following subscriber mark of 800+ currently so yeah, some folks are obviously flipping his kratom. Anyways sorry for the long read, I find writing to be one of the least reliable ways of communication because there is so much room for misinterpretation, so I like to try clarify as much as I can before imaginations run wild.
I ordered some mystic Island and it should be coming by mid next week, holiday Monday. I will chime in on that for those interested.
Have a good day. :-h

Thank you,
Have you tried:

Bunny Botanicals
Precious Mitre
Motark
SoCal
Canopy
Fresh Alternative
DG Botanicals


I am also a member of r/reddit and that is what many members reccommend me to try, i just placed an order from SoCal Herbal Remedies today.
9 straines 1oz each totalling 252 grams with coupon code Sample9 at checkout.
White Hulu Kapuas Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Yellow Motan herbal tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Red Horn Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Green Horn Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Pink Maeng Da Herbal Tea Blend - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Green Borneo Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Yellow Hulu Kapuas Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Yellow Elephant Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
White Horn Herbal Tea - 1 Oz 1 $5.00
Subtotal: $45.00
Discount: -$19.98
Shipping: $6.45 via USPS Priority
Payment method: PayPal
Total: $31.47


I will let you know what each is like after receiving them and sampling each. Hope the potency is better than Gaia has been for me recently.

I have not had Herbal RVA, but i have herd it mentioned in r/kratom a few times. I am confident that i can keep the cost of kratom between $60-$90 for a Kilogram and between $20-$30 for 250g if i order from highly reccommended vendors across the web and on r/kratom Subreddit.

If you want to talk with me on r/reddit my name is Chemist4kratom and profile name is Chemist4hire.
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 4 days 7 hours ago #24572

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I have seen you around the forum and you have some good input. Kinda put two and two together with the username. I have tried a few you have mentioned. Motark is actually Kratom spelled backwards which I find crafty and I seen they have Chaga comming soon. I never applied to DG and haven't tried socal. I got some green banjur awhile back from botanical bunny, got quite a few things from canopy but they started being hit and miss. I found the red maeng da to be around the best sleepy red back in Aug from canopy.

Although this far from a bargain/bulk vendor there is Carpos botanicals. More of a genuine hippie herbalist shop. He has mushroom extracts and natural nootropics. I found his maeng da to be the most unique but he can only get so much each year and it is claimed to be the actual red vien/green grafted Maeng Da. Got some last April and it is defiantly a strain apart from any maeng da I've come across. Texture, effect, taste, sets it apart from all the rest. Not to be confused as anything other than unique but expensive.
I am pretty much done on ordering for the rainy season but still keeping my eye out for all the rage in the community per-say. r/Kratom_Vendors is a good sub created by ballzdeep9 and then there is r/kratomm where the hymnder censorship victims have gone too if you haven't found those subs yet.
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 2 days 16 hours ago #24620

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Roadie, I'm giving Herbal RVA a try on your recommendation. Ordered some samples. Hoping his is good...fingers crossed...
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 2 days 11 hours ago #24628

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Kitsune wrote:
Roadie, I'm giving Herbal RVA a try on your recommendation. Ordered some samples. Hoping his is good...fingers crossed...
If you got the premium mang da, may want to try 1/2 of what you normally take at first, good thing to do when trying any new vendor anyways.
What did you get?
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 2 days 11 hours ago #24629

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My brother in law ordered green plantation? From Gaia. Anyways he said it wasn't any good and also mentioned the the ads follow him now
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 2 days 5 hours ago #24640

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That's the thing about Kratom is you don't know how each Vendor, Batch or Strain is going to affect you. I would advise taking a strain for at least 5 times in different doses before calling it bad. You can't take a strain one time & say that it is junk.
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 17 hours 50 minutes ago #24682

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Hey Roadie - This is what I bought;
Green Hulu
Green Maeng Da
Plantation (Green)
I did samples since I'm now unable to take my favorite green from my standard vendor. I want to test to see which one works. I'm on such a limited budget that I need to get the most efficient one for my needs. I like reds but I get too tired and can't work. So fingers crossed!
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 16 hours 21 minutes ago #24685

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Kitsune wrote:
Hey Roadie - This is what I bought;
Green Hulu
Green Maeng Da
Plantation (Green)
I did samples since I'm now unable to take my favorite green from my standard vendor. I want to test to see which one works. I'm on such a limited budget that I need to get the most efficient one for my needs. I like reds but I get too tired and can't work. So fingers crossed!

Allot of people seem to love the green hulu , Its a nice smooth burn, green mang da was nice as well for me and the plantation is about a step below the premium mang da for how fast and potent it is from my experience.

I looked at some of your other posts too see what your looking for out of jratom but didnt really see. Exactly what do you use kratom for? anxiety? pain? depression?

I use it for back and shoulder pain, work support and motivator/depression. Didn't really consider myself depressed until kratom rekindled my childhood urge to get out and do stuff again. I am more of a green fan but sometimes need a good red for aches and pains. Nothing worse than not being able to get comfortable or feel like there is a burning coal smoldering in my shoulder.
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 16 hours 8 minutes ago #24686

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I tried the mystic island , ordered Friday afternoon and the package arrived Tuesday. I got the red Vietnam and the "Vampire" blend (red).
Price was great for a kilo and a discount code for a split kilo.

I got the split Kilo , Red Vietnam and Vampire blend due to the positive feedback on the subs.

The vampire blend was pretty good on the back , started out fast then to relaxing/sedating great pain management and had some legs on it.

The red vietnam was similar but more relaxing all the way through and seemed more like a red borneo, kinda gave me the itches in which red Borneo seems to do to me.

Both were pretty potent and long lasting. I have read on some of the subs most of their red strains are pretty similar.

I find Mystic's reds are pretty good atm from what I have tried and heard.

I honestly am not a fan on some of the names like gandolf and vampire ect ect. I'm sure the media would love to display that on there next anti kratom pieces.

Packaging is ziplock with a paper like exterior with plastic interior. Ziplocks are tiny so probably wont stand the test of time. Shipping was pretty fast considering the holiday.
Overall satisfaction 9/10
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GaiaEthnoBotanicals vs your top vendors 3 hours 19 minutes ago #24697

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Thanks for the Review roadie. Mystic Island sounds really good. It seems like there are more & more Vendors popping up in the last year.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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